Elevation: 11,042 ft
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Shared By: Chris Dickson on Sep 30, 2017 with updates from geoff georges
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Description

Midsummer's Dome sits square in the middle of the East Fork Valley. A classic roche moutonee (or sheepsback, formed by glaciation), it's south face is steep and proud while it's north flank provides a Class 3 walk-off. The Dome has a long history of climbing, with difficult first ascents like Dick Williams and Dick DuMais' "South Face Center", a stout 5.9++ first climbed in '71. Most of the climbing takes place on the Dome's nearly 600ft south face and most of the obvious lines have been climbed. The Dome's easy access and relatively short height make it an ideal objective for half-day missions when weather is questionable or time is short.

Getting There

The quickest approach is from the Big Sandy trailhead, with 12ish miles along the Fremont Trail to the Hailey Pass Trail and then the Pyramid Lake Trail (see the Mount Bonneville USGS Quad). Camping can be found just west of Pyramid Lake or at the base of the Dome itself (there is a big meadow and also a sizable boulder-biddy cave).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Midsummer's Dome

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Southwest Face Midsummer's Dome
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Midsummer Dome, South Face Center
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southwest Face Midsummer's…
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Midsummer Dome, South Face…
 6
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
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